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Do you spend more than a few hours a day in front of your computer or another digital screen? If so, you must be familiar with the headaches, blurry vision, and fatigue associated with such prolonged screen use. You are also likely to have experienced a condition known as computer vision syndrome (CVS). A prevalent condition marked by dryness to the eye’s surface and excessive eye strain from focusing, CVS affects an estimated 80 million people in the United States. While it is not a disease that damages the eyes like diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma, CVS can be uncomfortable. Here are some ways to prevent computer vision syndrome:
A vision screening in school can identify the existence of a vision problem or a potential vision problem in your child. Depending on the findings, a referral will be made for further evaluation. But due to limited testing and inadequate equipment, a sight test cannot be relied on to provide you with the same results as a comprehensive eye and vision examination. Here are the reasons why a routine pediatric eye exam is important: